Daniel Huber finished second behind Peter Preve in Blanica

Stefan Kraft led Peter Breusi by 34 points before the last individual competition.

The Ski Flying World Cup will be decided only in the last race on Sunday. Stephen Croft's lead had shrunk significantly after a seventh-place finish in Blanica. Ahead of the final act, the newly crowned overall World Cup winner is 34 points clear of local hero Peter Brevk, who won on Friday. While the Slovenian celebrated his first win in four years in the final individual event of his career, Daniel Huber missed out on a second-place finish.

Huber (232m/224m) was 3.6 points behind Prevc at the end after losing his half-time lead. “I went crazy for a moment in the flight, it's very sensitive here. “Peter did it well today,” said Huber. He was completely unconcerned about Brevci's almost cheesy win (237.5/231) at the end of his career: “If Peter gets another win here, the story I thought it would be great.” Despite the narrowly missed victory, the Salzburgers didn't win. Disappointment. “That's really good. My streak of three podiums was brilliant, unbelievable,” said Huber, who recently finished second and first in Vikersund.

Strength in loss

Kraft, who won the big crystal ball in Norway and finished second, didn't have the best flights (216.5/216) and was at a slight disadvantage. The 13-time season winner said, “None of the jumps felt anywhere cold. Croft is expecting a very exciting finale. “It's going to be very close, Peter is jumping well here, I had a few more problems. Maybe we need to change the material, but I will try to enjoy it.

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Huber also has a chance to win the small crystal ball, trailing Kraft by 47 points. Before the final point, a group match is on the agenda on Saturday. In the first individual competition, the second-best Austrian, Daniel Schofenic, immediately moved ahead of Kraft in sixth place. (APA)

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